Fitness Friday: Celebrating Success
I don’t know about you guys, but I need to celebrate every little success around my trying to get healthy. Every little success. I wasn’t really aware I did that until I posted a picture on Instagram earlier this week and my friend, Chris, commented on my celebrating. Because I am finding this healthy journey to be really hard, I need to celebrateÂ every single time I do something well. I needÂ to pat myself on the back, and there are a few other people who pat as well.
This week was different though. When I posted a picture of myself wearing a jacket that I wore at the same time last year (that I was able to button this yearÂ when I couldn’t last year) more than 100 people liked it and commented on it in either Instagram or on Facebook. For a couple of inches and not quite 30 pounds. I sometimes forget, because I have so much more to lose, that a few inches and not quite 30 pounds is a big deal. A success. I was just excited that I buttoned the jacket (with a little room to spare). But, when my friends and family celebrated that success with me, it was amplified. So much. I appreciate you guys cheering me on in this. Because it’s hard, you guys, and I want to give up, almost all the time.
I’m glad you’re there to help me celebrate the successes. Thank you.
Yes, exactly. I feel that way exactly (about everything you’ve said here).
Greta~I’m glad. Because you’re like a real exerciser, and I’m glad I’m doing something like you!
This makes me happy!
Bridget~You make me happy.
Suebob~I’m trying, so much!
YOU inspire me, lady. Keep celebrating! You’re doing far better than you think. xo
Piper~No, *you* inspire me! Seriously. Thanks for celebrating with me.
I think you’re great, and I love the peppy little flower on your jacket.
Nicholas~Thanks, I think you’re pretty great too.
It is so important to recognize and celebrate the mini goals along the way of a really big goal….it’s fun and motivating!
Mitch~I completely agree!